Legendary Australian fast bowler Brett Lee recently voiced his opinion on the World No 1 Test bowler Patrick Cummins. Cummins is also the current vice-captain of the Australian team and in Lee's opinion, Cummins should be the one who bowls the new ball when Pakistan play Australia in the two Test matches, later this month. Lee maintained his opinion through a tweet he made a few minutes ago.
Patrick Cummins, 26, had a few issues with injuries when he first broke into the Australian cricket scene but since 2017, he has been Australia's go-to pacer. The right-arm bowler was their leading wicket-taker in the 2018-19 Ashes that they won. He even topped the wicket-taking charts for the 2017-18 Ashes with the 23 wickets he took. In England, Cummins proved successful with the new ball when he opened the bowling attack for the Aussies. Talking to the news agency, Brett Lee called for Cummins to be the opening bowler in the Tests against Pakistan, as well. Cummins has never opened the bowling at home and usually serves as a first-change after Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood open the bowling.
This morning, journalist Samuel Ferris tweeted about Cummins opening the bowling for the NSW Blues against Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield encounter. He implied that Brett Lee would approve of this move because of his earlier comments. Lee quote retweeted the tweet, adding an excited "Absolutely!!". Lee, while speaking to the news agency, had spoken about how Cummins is the vice-captain and he can ask for the new ball. Lee was concerned that Cummins' versatility was leading to him being underutilised in the team. Cummins has 123 wickets in the 25 Test matches he has played for Australia.